Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

For Environmental Protection Specialists, yearly average wages total $61K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Environmental Protection Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,066 - $109,101
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$43K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,879
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$43,302 - $110,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Environmental Protection Specialists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $63K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $54K. Environmental Protection Specialists bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $98K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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